Remember when Mitt Romney blasted Donald Trump back in March, calling him a “phoney” among other bad things.
Just to refresh our collective memories…
“If we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished.”
“Dishonesty is Donald Trump’s hallmark.”
After being called up by Trump to possibly become the next US Secretary of State, Romney sang a very different tune about President-elect Trump.
The two men met for a quiet dinner, where Romney had this to say about Trump…
“I had a wonderful evening with President-elect Trump. We had another discussion about affairs throughout the world, and these discussions I’ve had with him have been enlightening, and interesting, and engaging I’ve enjoyed them very, very much.”
“I was also very impressed by the remarks he made on his victory night. By the way, it’s not easy winning. I know that myself. He did something I tried to do and was unsuccessful in. He won the general election and he continues with a message of inclusion and bringing people together and his vision is something which obviously connected with the American people in a very powerful way.”
About face Romney, then praised Trump’s transition process…
“The people he’s selected as members of his Cabinet are solid, effective, capable people.”
“I happen to think that America’s best days are ahead of us. I think you’re going to see America continue to lead the world in this century. And what I’ve seen through these discussions I’ve had with President-elect Trump, as well as what we’ve seen in his speech the night of his victory, as well as the people he’s selected as part of his transition, all of those things combined give me increasing hope that President-elect Trump is the very man who can lead us to that better future.”
Bloomberg is reporting that Mitt Romney and other Secretary of State front runners will meet with Trump again Wednesday.
The other potential candidates for US Secretary of State include…Republican Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, retired Marine Corps General John Kelly former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and retired Army General David Petraeus.
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